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Posted by Ru

February 23rd 2011

Well done it won the award, knew all that voting would pay off congrats!!!

William Nicholson responded:

Fantastic! Apparently 3,800 votes were cast over all, probably most of them by you, so I owe you one. I'll be in Coventry on June 15 to join what they call the Celebration Event.

Posted by Jody Pineda

February 22nd 2011

Thank you for your bio. I found it because one of my favorite stories (and films) of all time is your Firelight. I think it is truly brilliant. I'm impressed that it was entirely yours and don't think it was marketed well enough. Have you thought about reissuing it? I live in Seattle, WA, am a 53 year old happily married woman with two soon to be adult children. I have always wanted to write and it is stories like Firelight that will inspire me to get there.

William Nicholson responded:

Alas, I don't have the power to reissue Firelight. It's owned by Hollywood Pictures. and I don't think they have any such plans. Do go ahead and try your own hand at writing.

Posted by tavis shore

February 22nd 2011

what made you write the book 'the wind singer'?

William Nicholson responded:

It started with anger at exams, and then it grew from there...

Posted by Ru

February 21st 2011

This isn't really a question. I just wanted to say your book that has gone up for the cov book awards was really good. I am voting for it to win and I hope it does and maybe we'll see you this year. It has been a really popular book at school and if it doesn't win it will be so unjust and I'll be gutted because I have voted for it over hundreds of times by now. Anyway good luck, I look forward to more of your teen books. As a writer I am inspired :)

William Nicholson responded:

Thanks for the support, and I look forward to the result.

Posted by Nathaniel

February 21st 2011

Dear Mr. Nicholson, 1. The first thing I want to ask, as I truly dream of one day apprenticing under Daniel Sullivan, How was it to work with him? Can you talk a bit about the rehearsal process? Were you considerably present at rehearsals? How did he help shape your play? He truly is a wizard at dramaturgy. 2. What kind of revisions are you planning to make to the RFM play? 3. Are there really serious plans of filming Le's Miserables in the near future?! (as a teenager I was crazy about that musical) And now, coming to the reason I am writing you : I don't know why it occurred to me just now, as opposed to all the rest of times I thought of Shadowlands ; did you ever think of giving permission to turn it into a musical? Obviously only a true master could do it justice, but it does truly sing; it sings of true and soaring love at the face of illness, faith, identity and old age. I truly think it could be a great musical in the right hands. I would like to give it a go. Obviously I would be taking a huge risk, because I would not get your permission (if at all) until very late in the game, when I will have written quite a lot already - but I truly do think it can be a great piece of musical theatre, the kind that is so rare and the one I am always looking for. I would love to hear your opinion of this. I do not want to give the impression as if I am waiting for your response to start writing, pen in hand. No, I have just started to contemplate this and wanted to hear your thoughts AND ask : where can I find the play? I did not find it on Amazon nor on other websites. Can I purchase it from you? Is it still published these days? I know this is quite a lengthy letter to respond to. I will understand if you can only reply briefly and I thank you in advance for allowing for the opportunity through your website. It is always great inspiration to speak with people whose work you admire. Nathaniel

William Nicholson responded:

I'ver edited your long post, I hope you don't mind. Daniel Sullivan was indeed a joy and an honour to work with. The play was shaped a little in rehearsal, not much. I was only present at the beginning and the end. My future plans for the play involve rethinking the ending, which remains weak. Les Miserables: yes, there are serious plans to make it into a film. And your thoughts on Shadowlands: several people over the years have asked permission to turn this into a musical. My position is, as you can imagine, that I'm only happy for this to go ahead if I think the music and adaptation is good. So I'm afraid I can't give advance permission. This only applies to work designed for commercial use, of course. For yourself and your friends, anything is permitted. You can buy the play in the US edition published by Plume Drama.

Posted by Grant

February 20th 2011

Hi I just recently read the wind on fire and the noble warriors trilogies and really enjoyed them I was wondering whether you were planning to write any more fantasy books ? (please do)

William Nicholson responded:

I'm sure I will. Books take a long time, so I'm not sure when.